Taylor Armstrong

Taylor discusses the anger she was holding onto in Ojai and why Brandi's book deal bothered her.

on Dec 4, 20120

Going through the last year, I have had a myriad of emotions. I have experienced feelings I would have never expected possible. Anger was one of those emotions. I found myself angry and easily agitated. I wasn't angry with anyone or anything in particular. This emotion was the most difficult to deal with of all I experienced because it made me feel like a completely different person and I was terribly unhappy. Watching moments where I see that in myself makes me sad and regretful.

On a lighter note. . .my favorite moments with the ladies are always when we are having fun, laughing, and enjoying one another. Watching us racing across the golf course in golf carts brought a smile to my face. This was the first day I saw a glimpse of a fun side to Yolanda and that was a pleasant surprise.
Watching the girls play badminton was so fun. This is not a sport we play in Beverly Hills. . .clearly. Mud slinging at the spa and then. . .Drunk-nastics! Anything more I need to say???

Lets just leave it at that. We all needed that kind of fun. Love my gal pals.

Lets keep enjoying this life because trust me. . .it's too short.

Kisses for now from the BH.

244 comments
Rockcy869zy
Rockcy869zy

I'm really disappointed in the way you treat Brandi this season. You are someone who should know how bullying feels and I just find it really ironic that you claim to engage in all this uplifting work for women but then you have been bullying and tearing down Brandi every second you get. I have seen at least two episodes where you go around telling everyone that "Brandi has slept with every man in Beverly Hills." That is such high school behavior and is totally trashy. To me, you appear as a bully this season which is really disappointing to see because you out of all the other women should be compassionate and one of the peacemakers instead of encouraging hatred towards one of the other women.

EllieJ
EllieJ

You are trying so hard to slam Brandi every chance you get. You must be delirious over her latest arguments. Look at yourself girl. You need to have a zipper sown into your huge inflated mouth. 

mattie1
mattie1

Taylor, your phony outrage is hysterical to watch, do you forget that the show is taped for the viewers to see.  Good grief, your behavior is usually so classless it's hard to watch, and here you are judging someone else....takes some nerve, I'll tell you that.

cehemise
cehemise

Taylor, timing is everything, and your book timing was really offensive.  Brandi told the truth at the reunion this past year.  It didn't make you look very good and you've been mad at her ever since.  She simply doesn't buy what you are selling. 

dj444
dj444

Taylor, why are you friends with Adrienne? I rember when Russell spoke of sueing Camille, Adrienne was the one who pushed to shun you. Adrienne and Paul abused Brandi at the party sham on them both. i don't care what she told

quirkythings
quirkythings

What the heck!  Take a stand a side...something.  Maybe the 90213 is better for you.

starjacks
starjacks

You are such a hypocrite.  Seriously.  I understand why you were upset at Brandi, but people in glass houses and all that

backgammon
backgammon

Taylor you have had very few sober moments on the show.  Your actions at Yolana's house were embarassing.  You did write your book rather quickly and that was Brandi's point.

salsa56
salsa56

Good heaven's...like you've never behaved badly on the show. You're a bit of a gossip and like to stir trouble among others. You're pretentious and think you have more rights because you've been on the show longer. Give me a break. Oh gosh, and you've never heard a cuss word before.

BMS1234
BMS1234

People are sympathetic to Brandi because of what she has publicly gone through. Many people can relate! Brandi also comes off as genuine and a little insecure. Also, people relate! If these women don't want to be completely hated they should understand what moves the public to compassion and it would be the hurting of people that have/are gone/going through major blows that cause insecurities. As for Taylor and what she has gone though. The reason that she doesn't receive the same love is because she comes off as a humor-less opportunist. She seems to be pulling for sympathy. People don't like to be manipulated. She hasn't always been unlikable to me. It's just been since she's "found her voice." It's a bitter and unlikable one. Brandi's book will make more money than theirs did because her story is salacious and much more high profile. And that's got to make these "unpretentious" and "down to earth" ladies very happy!

Frew
Frew

Anger seems to come quite naturally for you as does jealousy .... perhaps a bit more therapy is needed....

PeteeysMommy
PeteeysMommy

awww she read a grief book- go away traylor if u hadn't written a book of lies, before your husband (that can't defend himself) was even cold in the ground, we wouldn't have much to dislike u for, except being a grifter.

L.I.oness
L.I.oness

"Last year when Brandi incorrectly accused her of doing crystal meth, it really hurt Kim and her family deeply. It was a big step for Kim to leave her comfort zone and go away with us and I didn't want her to shed a single tear."

 

Taylor, You have to know that for those of us who watched season one, it is very hard to take these words seriously. During that first season you repeatedly sabotaged Kim's relationship with Kyle and even her image on the first reunion, behavior which you have never acknowledged. That first year you hurt Kim deeply and made her shed more than one single tear. Please don't be a hypocrite.

joanna38
joanna38

You are old and trashy looking, why should anyone care what you have to say?

meredo50
meredo50

How about all the things you have said to Kim??? Ahem, double standards much? But of course you're a cache of double standards to your eagerness to be violent at any given opportunity, to your drunkeness all the way to your many insults hurled at Kim. Now you take issue with Brandi for what she said when she was so ruthlessly attacked by Kim and Kyle? Where was your stance against violence then? ( I take the bullying Kim and Kyle dished out to Brandi last season as a form of violence myself). OMG, you are something else!!!

 

lizluvzandy
lizluvzandy

why why why do you give a s what brandi says about the book if you dont even like her?

maybe your blaming brandi for no one buying it?

dotwalker
dotwalker

Go Away!  Please, Andy, take her off this show and any other show, she ruins good TV.

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

I don't know if Kyle is really your friend off camera. No good comes from a friendship with her. She is the one common denomenator in all the fights. She is mean (please see season one with her sister in the limo). She is jealous (please don't stand near her husband) and insecure.

She does have a rich sister in Kathy and she does dress herself well. Thats all I can say about her.

I think you handled yourself very well on wwhl. You still look lost. I hope you find yourself. I hope we someday can meet the real Taylor...not the one hiding behind a Fendi bag.

hatebullies
hatebullies

hmmm, what does one say about Taylor...hmmmmmmmm.  Oh right.   EWWW YUCK!!!!!!

whatever1
whatever1

Don't think for one second anyone believes you are "wishing Brandi the best".  On WWHL, you were trying to save face.  You didn't fool this viewer.

LfromBAMA
LfromBAMA

I think you miss read the situation between Kim and Brandi at dinner.(refer to Kim's blog) Adrienne seemed to have read it the same way,that would explain her comments and Brandi's reaction.What is all the alcohol consumption about?Werent you the one who made the statement in 1st season about "not the ladies we are " at Camille's?I know you know that applies with drinking too much.But, I have to admit the round off with no underwear was funny.A Kathy Griffin moment!!!!

 

Hubbchick
Hubbchick

Perception is reality.  When you took pen to paper so quickly everyone thought it was for money.  Thank your friend Kyle for validation.  The book was for you and not to assist others as you presented it.

understated
understated

Your intro at the start of the show about the B.H zip code is down right embarressing.

How bloody shallow are you?

Its just an area code and you don't even own the property. Grow up!

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

Once a grifter, always a cheater.

The arm wrestling bit with Brandi ---- then you tried to pull some "Oklahoma" on her and that backfired too. --- with Miss Maloof as well.

Brandi is a beautiful sweet HONEST gal + You're not.

Jellie much?

nonna2
nonna2

To lose a husband the way you did is very sad - don't become a drunk because of it, it was not your fault but his mental illness. you have a beautful child to raise n you don,t want her to someday say my mother is a drunk.

nonna2
nonna2

Taylor, I noticed your drinking alot lately- that is not a good thing mabe you should watch the show now n see for yourself that it' ugly.

 

momc
momc

First of all, Taylor's comment in the opening of the show pretty much shows her true character..."I've worked too hard for this zip code to go home now." She is a social climber with absolutely no relevance. Yes, she needs the money....but, oh wait, isn't she the one who spent outrageous amounts of money on her daughter's birthday parties, buying her diamonds...really??? She is just as much at fault for her debt as her deceased husband is. I do not feel sorry for her and her ridiculous expenditures. The other women can afford to shop extravagantly, but she should not try to keep up with them. I think she also has alcohol issues, as Yolanda has subtly pointed out. And she likes to be a gossip and pot stirrer. I think she should leave the show and get some help.

berry_interesting@
berry_interesting@

Hi Taylor, I saw you on WWHL with Andy and Kristen C this week, and you seemed relaxed, genuine, and at peace with both the good & the bad.

Accountability looks good on you!!

You owned up to having bitter moments, and made no excuses for them. And your smile is/was stunning... and it moved me to see you in a happier place.

You greeted criticism with good humor - and it was impressive.

. Although I am a fan of hers, I do recall Brandi's nasty reunion comments made about your book, and was appalled at the time. I did understand your meditation-moment at dinner in Ojai.

 

With all the difficulties you've faced in the last few years, you need and DESERVE some time to falter... to stomp ... to evaluate.. and to stabilize.

 

Support is everything!  As you know, it's a give and take...

Well wishes as you continue to find that stable place.

 

Debvox
Debvox

You do realize, I hope, that you (falsely) repeating what Brandi said to Yolanda was just plain disgusting. First of all that is not what she said at all. Sense of humor lost in your wine induced stupor?? Really petty Taylor. trying to turn it into something it wasn't to the others, Does it make u feel superior for everyone to think Brandi is a slut? It just make you look classless. At Porsha's party no less. Ugh

MrsP
MrsP

Taylor My first instinct is to post a nasty comment like many because your behavior these past few episodes really makes you look bad. With everything you have been through it would be nice to see you have some compassion for another woman who was struggling, but instead you took the usual route of being unkind,, making her feel left out. I still remember your impassioned cry to Lisa "if you can't be my friend, at least don't be my enemy" how about rolling out some of that for Brandi? Anyway, it sounds like you are struggling and hurting and apparently you are unable to see past yourself at this point, but hope you can understand that as a viewer we wonder why you think you are in a position to judge anyone, and especially Brandi who has proven she is able to take care of herself whereas you cannot.

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

"As for tension, I am still holding a great deal of resentment for Brandi's comments in the reunion last year regarding my writing a book. She did not know my family nor was she around through the previous years as the other ladies were. Therefore, I didn't think it was her place to pass judgment. "

 

Funnest statement I've heard in awhile....passage judgement your on a reality show, we all past judgement...you get paid for us passing judgement! Remember you wrote that book to save lives "Courtney Stodden" oh, that's right you just said you wrote it for the money that you needed by the death of your estranged husband.

Now, I too have passed judgement. Do you  harbor and resentment? YOu are so funny.

 

EjadeS
EjadeS

what a bunch of bitter, judgemental people commenting on your blog! Wow! Get a life people!

clarabell17
clarabell17

 @joanna38 What a shallow trashy thing to say to another woman. I happen to think Taylor is very pretty.. It is disheartening reading the venomous comments on this board. Why don't you post a picture of yourself? I would love to see what you look like!

juka
juka

 @whatever1 I don't either. Taylor was gossiping about Brandi saying she had slept with everyone in Beverly Hills at Kyle's party. Taylor likes to stir up trouble and play victim.

Trixiegirl
Trixiegirl

@LfromBAMA You thought it was funny?? I thought it was nasty and typically DISGUSTING by this sorry excuse for a sophisticated woman!!! NOT....

hatebullies
hatebullies

 @understated

 Hate Tyler.   if she is on next season, will be hard to watch.  but., I probably will as long as Lisa, and Brandi are on..  :)

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

 @nonna2

 her daughter may be saying that already...that mommy drinks alot. The girl is old enough to understand what she sees. In the not too distant future, she'll be watching the re-runs, or dvds.

then again, perhaps she doesn't see her mommy so much..

whatever1
whatever1

 @momc yep.  That line irritates me too. Now she's looking for someone to help keep her there because she still can't afford it.  She's a wanna-be Beverly Hills socialite.  She needs to pack up & go back to Oklahoma where she belongs.  

texasviewer
texasviewer

@momc...That $60,000 birthday party for Kennedy is one reason she is in major debt. Her daughter had an attitude every time the camera focused on her that day, too. The only real gift she seemed to enjoy was the dog she got from Russell. Taylor has brought many of her debt problems on herself. Drinking excessively is not helping the situation, either!

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

 @momc

 Shana/Taylor bragged "richer than Texas" ... and now is crying poor me.

She dug herself into that debt, and had no business being on the show initially.

 

I thought she was being "phased out" --- and well should be. She has no "storyline" other than to be Kyles spy in the ladies (when Kim + Brandi + Yolanda + Lisa were there during the Ojai dinner)

 

Notice that "Shaylor" didn't say one word. She attempted to console Kim (what a hypocrite, since she lambasted Kim at the rooftop party Season 1)

 

I never liked her, her phony lips, her bogus ways. Perhaps that's why Kyle is such good friends with her. Birds of a feather.

whatever1
whatever1

 @momc  You are 100% right!!  That comment bugs me too.  She worked hard for the zip code by marrying someone she 'thought' had money.  Now she's moved on to a married man with money that will help keep her there I suppose.  I am confused about the reason for her book though.  At the reunion, she said it was for the battered women out there.  This season, she keeps bringing up the amount of debt she has and made it a point to tell Brandi this when Brandi was excited about getting a book deal. 

 

juka
juka

 @Debvox Yes it was. Taylor behaves like a mean girl in high school.

Kme
Kme

@MrsP - Great analysis. Taylor, you have allowed your unhappiness to make you a mean and unkind person. And maybe you should ease off the alcohol. Get help, you need it.

jbey
jbey

EjadeS - if we were not on these blogs voicing our opinions, the Real Housewives would basically cease to exist. They are popular and successful due to US, their fans who enjoy the funny and complicated monents on their shows and who have the right to comment on every one of them. With her spot on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I am sure Taylor and the rest are aware that they will have those who love them and those who dont. I am also sure that they are aware that this is America and the fans of the show are free to voice their honest opinions...

whatever1
whatever1

 @EjadeS Wait.....aren't you commenting on her blog?  And are you judging people because they have differing opinions? WOW!

karengo
karengo

 @FairIsFair  @Beckymgrey

 She isnt mad at the others because they have money. Bottom line is she thinks they can help her in some way and Brandi and Kim cant so she has no use for them.